When I was in grad school I had to read The Life of Johnson in one week.  The unabridged version. (It’s about 6 inches thick.) I set my alarm every day for 5 A.M and read until my eyes bled. And that was just for one class. I had equally extensive readings in two others. … Continue reading Reading


On Day 3, there were some very exhibitionist “babes” cavorting very loudly on the beach, making quite the spectacle of themselves, laughing, running, squealing, etc. Whatever. (insert eye roll here). But when the heat of the day was subsiding, and the lifeguards had packed up, and most people were dragging their sunburnt bodies back to … Continue reading Mermaids